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Spring 2021 Powwow

Saturday, April 3rd, 2021 | 1:00pm EST


The American Indian and Indigenous Community Center and Native at VT would like to cordially welcome you to this year’s spring powwow.  Though we would love to be gathering in person, we are excited about the ability to connect and engage in this virtual format. We are also excited about the ability to support Indigenous artists and artisans through this event. 

The center, Native at VT, the American Indian and Indigenous Alliance, the Office for Inclusion and Diversity, and many allied departments and faculty work to create a campus that is welcoming and affirming to Indigenous Peoples, not only in regards to celebrating culture but recognizing and respecting Indigenous knowledge and political sovereignty. Through sustained relationships and collaboration we hope to build on these efforts.  It is in the spirit of celebration and collaboration that we welcome you today. 

On this page you will find live feed of powwow exhibitions as well as vendors you might like to support. We have also provided Admissions information for anyone interested in pursuing higher education at Virginia Tech. Finally, Native at VT is selling t-shirts to raise money for their student organization. We welcome you to today’s engagement and can’t wait to see everyone “out there.”

  • Contest uploads open - 11:00am to 5:00pm EST
  • Opening w/ MC Whitney Rencountre - 1:00pm EST
  • Head man, Christian Stewart - 1:30pm EST
  • Northern host drum, Warpaint - 2:00pm EST
  • Virginia Tech American Indians and Indigenous Community Center and Admissions - 3:00pm EST
  • Head Lady, Ashton Whitefeather Montez - 3:30pm EST
  • Southern Host drum, Southern Boyz - 4:00pm EST
  • Final Contest uploads closing - 5:00pm EST
  • Winners announced - 6:00pm EST

For contest uploads, include the following hastags:

  • One man hand drum/singing contest - #VTsingerSDP
  • 18+ men's traditional contest - #VTtradmenSDP
  • 18+ women's jingle contest - #VTjinglewomenSDP









Thank you to all of those who continue to support and make this event possible.

Social Distance Powwow, The American Indian and Indigenous Community Center, Native at VT, Student Budget Board, the American Indian and Indigenous Alliance, the Office for Inclusion and Diversity, Cultural and Community Centers, Student Affairs, Dept. of Religion and Culture, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Multicultural Academic Opportunities Programs (MAOP), College of Science, Department of Marketing, Department of History, Civil Environmental Engineering, Fish and Wildlife Conservation, and The Graduate School at Virginia Tech

An extra special thank you to Social Distance Powwow and Devin Ketchum (Office for Inclusion and Diversity) for all of the technical coordination of this event.